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Philippine rodents : definitions of Tarsomys and Limnomys plus a preliminary assessment of phylogenetic patterns among native Philippine murines (Murinae, Muridae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; no. 211

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dc.contributor.author Musser, Guy G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Heaney, Lawrence R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-11-22T22:48:21Z
dc.date.available 2005-11-22T22:48:21Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/906
dc.description 138 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-138). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Species of Tarsomys and Limnomys are found only on the island of Mindanao in the Philippine Archipelago. Both genera were named by Mearns in 1905 but never adequately diagnosed or described, a situation we rectify in this report. Tarsomys contains the type species, T. apoensis, which has been collected only from tropical lower and upper montane rain forest between 5200 and 7500 ft, and a new species, T. echinatus, known by a sample from tropical lowland evergreen rain forest between 2700 and 3700 ft. Limnomys is monotypic and the species L. sibuanus is represented by only five examples obtained from tropical montane rain forest between 6200-7200 and 9000 ft. Among Philippine murines, the phylogenetic alliances of Tarsomys and Limnomys are with species of Tryphomys, Abditomys, Bullimus, and Rattus. These genera form one of three groups which reflect the broad outlines of a pattern of phylogenetic relationships estimated by us from a preliminary survey of primitive and derived character states among samples of native Philippine murine rodents, based primarily on study skins and skulls. Another group contains the species of Phloeomys, Crateromys, Carpomys, Batomys, Apomys, Crunomys, Archboldomys, Chrotomys, Celaenomys, and Rhynchomys. The final group holds only Anonymomys mindorensis. The relationships of Tarsomys and Limnomys to members within their group are unresolvable within the context of our study"--P. 3. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher [New York] : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; no. 211 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 no.211, 1992 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tarsomys en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Limnomys en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- Philippines en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Philippines en_US
dc.title Philippine rodents : definitions of Tarsomys and Limnomys plus a preliminary assessment of phylogenetic patterns among native Philippine murines (Murinae, Muridae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; no. 211 en_US
dc.title.alternative Definitions of Tarsomys and Limnomys en_US
dc.title.alternative Tarsomys and Limnomys en_US
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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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